The Story Of The Day The Clown Cried – New BBC Documentary

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Last year America’s Library Of Congress acquired a negative of Jerry Lewis’ infamous Holocaust “comedy drama” The Day The Clown Cried, on condition the film would not be screened until 2025. Now the BBC has released a new documentary on the film on YouTube (it will be broadcast at a later date).

This is the most information that has ever been gleaned in one place on the (a) buried masterpiece) or (b) biggest piece of exquisite bad taste and monstrous hubris, depending on where you stand. It’s packed with archive footage, BTS shots and footage, and talking heads. And we have it for you below. See also my piece on the film, here.

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